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Get Off My L@wn - A Zombie Novel Kindle Edition

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Perry Kivolowitz is a Computer Scientist and serial entrepreneur. Among noteworthy achievements, he is the author of the first known keylogger, inventor of the recoverable ram disk and a 1996 winner of The Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the Invention of Shape Driven Warping and Morphing. This technology has been used in thousands of motion pictures.

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  • File Size: 586 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Publisher: PSK Intellect, LLC; 1 edition (June 30, 2013)
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQ26J8G
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Perry Kivolowitz is a Computer Scientist, teacher and serial entrepreneur. His noteworthy achievements include a 1996 Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the "Invention of Shape Driven Warping and Morphing." The film in which the main character compares life to a box of chocolates is an early example of the use of his invention. Since then, his technique has been used in thousands of motion pictures, television programs and commercials.

"Get Off My L@wn" was Perry's first literary work: "I hope readers enjoy getting into the characters of Doug, Ruth Ann and most of all, Christmas Tree. Writing was a blast and I hope to do it again."

(He is doing it again)

Perry lives in Wisconsin with his wife Sara. Their two Portuguese Water Dogs frequently contribute to his writing by walking on his laptop's keyboard. They are responsible for the best parts.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 5, 2013
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Just when you think everything has been written about the Zombie Apocalypse, a little gem like this shows up. Our narrator is a chubby computer geek who decides to ride out the ZA with his much more practical wife, Ruth Ann, in their custom built concrete castle. I laughed out loud at some of the comments about his series of battles with the Homeowners Association, and I cringed at the descriptions of what a zombie horde in the millions might look like as the mass moves through a neighborhood.

The book is more than a horror story, though. The protagonist starts as a mean-spirited Silicon Valley jerk but by the end he regains his humanity as so many around him are losing theirs. Thanks to his computing skills and the datacenter in his basement, he manages to aid the remaining government forces and society in a number of innovative ways and makes their home, codenamed Christmas Tree, into an important node in the battle against the walking dead.

This is a fresh look at how the survivors might be forced to do battle with the millions of undead, and I just hope we see another book from this interesting author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James King on March 25, 2014
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Nice JOB! well thought out and well written. I really recommend reading some more stuff by Perry. If Perry hasn't written anything else get to work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Miller on March 11, 2014
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An early book, but a fun story. And cool local color from Wisconsin and UW.

You can almost believe this story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SpacedMom on February 9, 2015
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An unusual presentation of the zombie genre, but very effective. This book is a book written by someone vitally and intimately involved in helping to overcome the zombie apocalypse. It is filled with everyday preparations, but mostly it's the story of what happened when the virus got loose and how the people of the upper mid-west. The combination of a warrior wife, and a nerdy husband works well as a foil against the back drop of "defending the castle at all costs" and the addition of the military in their plans. Finding that "Walter" has computer skills that are necessary to defeat the hordes, "Frank" and the military concoct plans to thin out and kill the majority of those coming to eat them. And despite the odds, despite the losses, there comes a time when the castle may be their defeat. No spoiler alerts here. Well written. Well plotted. Great character development - loved seeing the crusty old guy softens some. This book isn't gory like some. It's more about action, adventure, humor, and intelligence. Not just for zombie-phites, but for those that love a good story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on September 3, 2013
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This book was not free, although I could have borrowed it from Amazon prime, if I had wanted to wait that long after reading my kindle sample! I just had to have it right then. So, go ahead and spend the money to get this one; it's worth it. It's funny and snarky and probably just the way the Zombie Apocalypse will go. I love the main character, Doug (becasue I'm pretty sure I would have those same snarky comments to make...); although I can't understand a word he says when he starts talking about his computer stuff. Strangely enough, Amazon did not throw this one up as a possibility for me, I actively had to look for it under the post-apocalyptic fiction. So if you haven't searched for other books yourself, be sure to try the existing catagories, don't just wait for Amazon's recommendations. I'm 41% of the way through the book now, and assuming it holds up to the end, I would buy other books from this author too. Thanks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E Madsen on December 30, 2014
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Possible Spoilers. I love zombie books, and Get Off My L@wn is a great twist on run-of-the-mill zombie horror. The main character is amusing, and actually grows as a person throughout the story. The wife is a great mix of Betty Crocker and stone cold executioner of the undead - it sounds strange, but it really works.
The type of zombie was well described, with their danger rising and falling with weather and other outside influences - a nice change from the regular 'always hunting' zombies.
And the way they fought the zombies... I might not have been able to follow all of the technical jargon, but I loved the use of tech, especially the satellites. The planning involved in taking down the zombies was intelligent, and a nice change from the more common 'shoot stuff and hope it all dies' routine that authors usually give the military. I recommend this book for anyone who likes zombie books and isn't afraid of new ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By superboncon on August 12, 2014
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First, I noticed the title...I thought of how fresh that was. Then I read the synopsis and again, fresh. I started reading it and it became hard to put down. It's sprinkled with techno geek speak throughout but that just made the story better because after all the main character is a teckie geek and quite successful at it. I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters and many times I'd laugh at loud at some of the exchanges. I thought this was very well done for a ZA and as someone stated in another review I consider this a gem and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good ZA story. It was hard not to wonder at the end though what happened during those 18 months after the "end" of the story but it was good to know what happened to so many of the characters in the book.
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